Polish complaints to European human rights court down in 2016: report
PR dla Zagranicy
The European Court of Human Rights has received fewer complaints from Poland year-on-year, according to the court's report summing up 2016.
European Court of Human Rights courtroom. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Adrian Grycuk.
However the total number of cases from its 47 member countries rose in 2016 compared to year before.
The court’s head, Italian Guido Raimondi, said the overall rising trend in applications resulted from a wave of complaints from countries experiencing armed conflict or martial law.
The most, more than 18,000, were from Ukraine, followed by Turkey and Hungary. Poland was in eighth position on the list by number of complaints made, with 1,800 applications of a total of 53,000.
Last year, 19 verdicts found Poland guilt of human rights infringements, including ten with regard to inhumane and degrading treatment, three for violating rights to privacy and family life and three for violating freedom of expression. (vb)